Works with 3-1/2" diameter oil filters.
This is an excellent tool. For the first time, I was able to remove the oil filter on my Lycoming IO-360 in my Cessna 172R without spilling a drop of oil on the hangar floor during my oil change. I left the unit in place to drain the oil overnight and that worked perfectly. I did have to buy a longer plastic drain hose from the hardware store because the hose supplied with the device wasnt quite long enough for me. Ive tried other strategies for a clean oil change but this one was by far the best.
NEW TEMPEST OIL DRAIN TOOL AA473
Good tool but tax and mail charges made it very expensive for a clamp and screw tool.
This simple device turns a messy task into a clean one
Bought it to use on cars, since it has a wire clamp I simply change it out for a smaller sized one for smaller filters. Now the people that say the hose is worthless, well its vinyl so just heat it up with a hair dryer or a heat gun and VOILA! straight without any kinks. I like this as I can use it on a hot car, boat or plane and just let it drain, at times overnight. I have an oil drain valve that pretty much does the same thing, where a hose directs the oil to a canister. This has made my oil changes much easier and since Im not trying to rush whatever Im working on out the door to start the next one I like the cleanliness of it. If you have the room around the oil filter and hate having to clean up after you make a mess this is well worth it. Price could be lower though, I mean it is a hose clamp and a plastic valve, but I guess as the demand isnt that high for it...
Great tool if have enough space. Unfortunately does not work on my Beechcraft Sundowner 1976 with very tight space and the engine frame on the way. There is so much around the oil filter that it is difficult to mount it on and impossible to connect the hose or turning the knob to create the hole.
John .. how is that the products problem? 5 star bump because of idiot reviewers.
The device worked well. The hose that came with it was so short it didnt reach beloe the cowl of my Mooney 201.
These work fine but the hose is way too short for use with the tool. It should be at least 4ft long. Why charge someone almost $50 for a tool and then make the customer go buy another hose.
Great idea, doesn’t fit well given tight space where the filter is. Only buy if you can confirm you have at least 6” of free space where the handle will go
The clear thin plastic drain hose provided was wrapped up in the package so tightly, the hose is flattened and kinked- basically unusable. The rest of it is simple to use and should do the job. Recommend you just stop by the local hardware store and get a simple pc of garden hose which should work fine.
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Yes, this will work on Tempest, Champion, and other 3-1/2" diameter filters.
Per Vendor: Yes, it will work on different filters and positions. So it can work in the horizontal and vertical position.
Approx max dia. 4 inches.